Meteorologist faints live on the air Alissa Carlson, a meteorologist for the CBS Los Angeles KCAL news team, appeared to lose consciousness during a live broadcast..
The live feed showed KCAL news anchors Nichelle Medina and Rachel Kim introduce the weather segment with the expectation of continued rain showers. But before they could even finish with their lead-in, you can see Carlson’s eyes begin to roll to the back of her head.
Alissa Carlson Schwartz, a meteorologist for the CBS Los Angeles KCAL news team, appeared to lose consciousness during a live broadcast this weekend. (KCAL-CBS)
KCAL reportedly never returned to their live news segment after the incident and instead aired pre-recorded and promotional programming before leading into their coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, according to TMZ.
No one has publicly commented on what may have caused Carlson to faint. However, she suffered a similar incident during a 2014 live broadcast at a different station, where she vomited on set. She was later diagnosed with a leaky heart valve.
All of us at KCAL News want thank you for your thoughts and prayers after Meteorologist Alissa Carlson fainted during our morning newscast. Alissa is now resting and recovering. She says she’s going to be okay.
“I said, ‘Are you kidding me? No, I’m way too young for that and I’m very healthy,’” she recounted. “They told me that eventually the valve would probably have to be replaced. They didn’t know when it would wear out,” she added.